Posted: 20/06/2014 at 06:57
Food on the overnight was OK for veggies - I had stodgy pasta and sauce, but there were chips and stuff as well - not the best organised but it did the job. Food at the smaller checkpoint was mostly jelly babies, haribo and dried fruit and nuts from what I remember - there may have been sandwiches but I can't remember. The big ones have a good pile of things - sandwiches, croissant, cake, fruit, crisps, sweets, etc. etc. - certainly veggie-proof. I always seemed to arrive just as the boiler was refilled and there was no water for a cuppa, but made do with other things.
Travelodge - if it's a warm day it could be boiling in the room and the windows don't open more than a sliver - huge windows - get in there, open the windows, drop the blinds and then get back out for an hour or two while the temp improves.
Don't worry too much about whether you're up to the challenge, you will be fine - I made it around as an overweight and badly-prepared (then) smoker, just be prepared to take it easy when you need to. It's a truly fantastic route, there are very few difficult bits. Make sure you take the time to enjoy it!
Good luck everyone - esp. Edinburgh Emma - glad to see you made it after the disappointment of missing last year. Hope you have a fab time.
In answer to the question you probably don't know you'll be asking yourself at the overnight camp: Yes, it is worth a shower and the walk down to them - you might be tired and it might seem like a right faff, but you'll feel so good after.